Daily Mail - Great Britain

Duchess of Rutland finds romance with her estate manager Phil Burtt

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE EXCLUSIVE: The Duchess of Rutland’s new lover – the identity of whom has been a closely guarded secret until now – is her estate manager, Phil Burtt.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 6:28 am

M&S Bank study finds half-term holiday flights are double last year’s price

Researchers found the total cost of a holiday for a family of four to Tenerife, including flights, dinner, spending money and one activity, had soared by 55 per cent over the last year.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 6:26 am

Prince Bertie romped his way through the bordellos of Paris

Prince Bertie fell in love with Paris during a visit in 1855 when he was just 13, but when he returned a decade later, he enjoyed the city differently, touring boulevards and brothels with aristocratic friends.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 5:53 am

Nato should hold nuclear war games as threat from Russia intensifies, says UK

Ministers are examining proposals which could see the UK’s Trident nuclear deterrent deployed alongside other nations for the first time since the Cold War.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 5:30 am

Ukip’s MP Douglas Carswell defies Nigel Farage to join rival EU-out campaign

Clacton MP Douglas Carswell will be unveiled as the Ukip representative on the new Vote Leave campaign, which is in defiance of party leader Nigel Farage.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 5:26 am

Being an apprentice ‘better than studying for a mediocre degree’

The study will give weight to arguments that so-called ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees in non-traditional subjects at poorly performing universities are poor value for money.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 5:15 am

Over 120,000 join rush for Lloyds shares after George Osborne’s announcement

Treasury sources last night indicated that demand for shares in the high street bank is likely to dwarf that for Royal Mail when it was floated two years ago.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 5:12 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am

BBC - Great Britain

Cross-party EU exit group launches

A new cross-party campaign aimed at taking the UK out of the European Union is due to be launched, the second such group ahead of the EU referendum.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 12:16 am

Syrians in Turkey: ‘We just want a normal life’

Why Syrians are looking beyond Turkey for a new life

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 12:09 am

The forgotten woman pilot who flew Spitfires and bombers in WW2

The forgotten woman pilot who flew Spitfires and bombers

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Fifa needs external president – IOC

Fifa needs a “credible external presidential candidate” to replace the suspended Sepp Blatter, says the IOC president.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 9:56 pm

Russian missiles ‘fell in Iran’

Four Russian cruise missiles fired at Syria from the Caspian Sea on Wednesday landed in Iran, unnamed US officials say, but Russia insists they all hit their targets.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 9:28 pm

Rome mayor resigns over expenses row

Rome’s embattled mayor, Ignazio Marino, steps down over allegations he paid personal restaurant bills using official funds

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 7:49 pm

France train attack hero stabbed in US

Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after an attack on a French train, is stabbed in Sacramento, California.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 7:46 pm

NPR - United States

Investigative Journalist From Belarus Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature

Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature Thursday. She is the first writer from Belarus to win the prize.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 8:49 pm

Orrin Hatch On TPP: Despite Concerns, Fast-Track Authority Was ‘Essential’

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah has reservations on where the Trans-Pacific Partnership landed on patent protection. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to the senator about the GOP reaction to the trade deal.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 8:49 pm

Volkswagen’s U.S. Chief Appears Before House Panel On Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen U.S. President Michael Horn appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee to answer questions about the emissions scandal.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 8:49 pm

U.S. Regulators Visit Cuba To Explore Boundaries Of New Trade Opportunities

Officials from the Treasury, Commerce, and State Departments visit Cuba this week to grasp a better understanding of the country’s economy. They want to know how far the U.S. can go in doing business with Cuba under the limits of the half-century old embargo. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker led the delegation, despite criticism from those who say the move comes too soon.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 8:46 pm

TPP Negotiators Reached Agreement With Sticky Compromise On Biologics Drugs

A big sticking point in the negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership involved biologics medicines and vaccines created from living organisms. The dispute centered on patent protection: how many years drug companies should have before facing competition from generics. The negotiators ended up with a complicated compromise that gives drug makers five to eight years of protection. But nobody is really happy with the outcome.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 8:35 pm

Fukushima Study Links Children’s Cancer To Nuclear Accident

The study says rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 6:44 pm

To Prevent The Next Plague, Listen To Boie Jalloh

He’s a doctor, an imam and a millennial. His ideas about fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone are part of the reason that, this week, the three countries at the center of the epidemic reported no new cases.

Posted on 8 October 2015 @ 6:44 pm

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Voice of America - US Government

North Korea Preps for Major Military Parade

In Pyongyang preparations are under way to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its Workers’ Party with one of the largest military parades in North Korea’s history.

The U.S.-Korea Institute’s website, 38 North, says satellite photos taken Tuesday show about 800 tents, more than 600 trucks and 200 armored vehicles at a former air base east of Pyongyang.

Saturday’s parade through Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang is expected to be an impressive display of military…

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 6:34 am

UN Envoy in Libya Announces Proposal for Unity Government

The U.N. envoy for Libya has announced the proposal of a new unity government for the divided nation in what could be a key step toward ending four years of chaos and political turmoil.

“We believe [this government] can succeed,” Bernardino Leon said Friday in Morocco as he announced the proposal. “The Libyans must seize this historic opportunity to save Libya.”

Under the plan, a member of the Tripoli-based parliament, Fayez Sarraj, was named prime minister. He…

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 5:24 am

Vietnamese Family Seeks Answers to Allegations of Police Brutality

A family in Vietnam is accusing Hanoi  police of brutality after their son was hospitalized in critical condition after two months in detention without a court order.

The family of Do Dang Du told VOA Vietnamese there are bruises and injuries all over Du’s body, suggesting he had been brutally tortured by police. Du’s family said he is now in coma and hospital officials told them he has suffered from brain damage and there was little chance he will survive.

Do Thi Tuyet,…

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 2:25 am

Koreas Exchange List of Participants for Reunions

South and North Korea Thursday exchanged a list of participants for a rare inter-Korean family reunion, moving closer to an implementation of a key agreement between the two Koreas.

Red Cross officials from the two sides met at the Panmunjom truce village that divides the two Koreas and exchanged the list with names of 90 South Koreans and 97 North Koreans, according to South Korea’s Unification Ministry. The reunion will allow families separated by the Korean War six decades ago to…

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 2:19 am

Report: Smoking Will Kill One in Three Young Men in China

One in three young Chinese men will die from the effects of tobacco, researchers say.

A study published in The Lancet, a medical journal, said, “About two-thirds of young Chinese men become cigarette smokers, and most start before they are 20. Unless they stop, about half of them will eventually be killed by their habit.”

The scientists conducted two large, nationally representative studies 15 years apart, tracking the health consequences of smoking in China. The first was in…

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 1:52 am

Why Are Gun Laws So Hard for Congress to Tackle?

Since taking office, President Barack Obama has spoken out or issued statements about 15 mass shootings. The most recent shooting, in which 10 people were killed at a community college, sparked outrage over the nation’s gun laws. But changing those laws isn’t as easy as many think. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti reports.

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 12:51 am

Guinea President: Weekend Election to Proceed

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde said Thursday that he had no plans to postpone this weekend’s election, dismissing a request from the opposition for more time to fix alleged irregularities.

Conde is tipped to win a second term despite the West African country’s prolonged battle with Ebola and a slump in metal prices that has sapped revenue in the bauxite producer.

His challengers have asked for the vote to be delayed, citing problems with voter distribution cards and the…

Posted on 9 October 2015 @ 12:44 am

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